On Sunday 12th June a 1916 commemorative service was held at Kilbride Cross. There was full support from locals and dignitaries from Carlow County Council.
Floral beds have been a feature here making an invitation to Altamont Gardens and The Forge Restaurant. These were planned and now maintained by Eamon Brennan to a high standard giving a sense of joy at the cross.
Eamon, with help from friends, craftsmen and an amalgam of talent added to this feature with a commemorative stone and a very well organised and disciplined ceremony which is a tribute to their imagination.
It was a balmy evening adding to the sense of occasion and followed by refreshments and entertainment in the Forge Restaurant.
The video captures the event. Well done to all concerned.
Following a very successful unveiling of a 1916 Commemoration Stone on Sun- day 12th June 2016 at Kilbride. The Kilbride Cross Action Group would like to thank the following people who have not appeared in the last appreciations and are as follows:
Ex Service Men also known as O.N.E, in particular Pat Doyle who organized the tribute.
Jim George. John Blanche, Connaberry, Arthur Kennedy, Cappagh, Mary Crosbie and Colman
O’Donnell, Ned & Mrs Byrne, Clonegal. Mrs Evelyn O’Toole and the ladies who looked after teas.
Special thanks to Joe Whelan who read the Proclamation and sang Amhrán na Bhiann.
Thanks to Senator Jennifer Murnane O’Connor and Mr. Pat Deering T.D.
To Cllr Charlie Murphy who so kindly acted as M.C for the occasion and did so splendidly.
To our own local man and a proud supporter of Kilbride and the project, we may knock on your
door again Cllr John Murphy, Chairman of Carlow County Council. To the people of Kilbride and surrounding areas who turned up in their droves and showed their full appreciation and respect to the occasion. Well done to everybody.